Friday, 11 January 2019 23:26

Hampden student section creates strong home court atmosphere

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HAMPDEN - In the far corner of "The Stable" precariously located beside the visitors locker room, you'll find the Hampden Academy student section.

The section is usually filled to the top, upperclassman only on the front rows; a rite of passage as you move up the ranks.

Thursday night was a special game for these students, they welcomed one of their big rivals Bangor and their student section over to Hampden.

"We love Bangor, Brewer. Those are such fun rivalry games. We love cheering our guys on and helping them get the dub," said senior Drew Johnston.

While the game is happening on the court, these students are having their own battle off the court.

You may find some student sections at other high schools picking out players, you won't really find that at hampden though.

They try to keep it classy and support their guys.

"We don't like to single anyone out, we want to keep the sportsmanship up there but still cheer on our guys..," said Johnston.

They're hoping to follow this team to another state championship run..

"Hopefully we'll get a similar run this year, maybe bring it home or just have some fun in the tournament..," said senior Will Drake.

John Wagoner

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John Wagoner joined the ABC 7 and FOX 22 sports team in September 2018.

He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he gained experience in multiple newsrooms across the Carolinas, as well as working with ESPN U and...